Facts Curious and True

by Henry Farrell on April 28, 2005


If you do an Amazon search for “Glenn Reynolds,” the movie Troll II appears in the first page of results, beating out Reynolds’ book with Merges on space law and policy (the latter is actually quite a useful volume, and the reason I was doing the search in the first place).



Shelby 04.28.05 at 3:04 pm

I do believe that is the first time I have ever seen a positive reference to Glenn in either posts or comments on this site.


matt 04.28.05 at 3:21 pm

I just tried it and the first thing I get is a Rodny Dangerfield film I’ve never heard of, “Meet Wally Sparks”, followed by A Trumone Capote Christmas or something like that. Troll II was there, but a bit down.


dipnut 04.28.05 at 3:31 pm

No, shelby, it’s a positive reference to Merges.


Harry 04.28.05 at 3:40 pm

Its one of those movies that just cannot be as entertaining as the reviews make it sound


Barry Freed 04.28.05 at 3:49 pm

Personally I despise the hypocritical Isntapundit, but I must demur. There is no way in which he fits the Usenet/Internets definition of “troll.”


JoeO 04.28.05 at 5:11 pm

I took a couple of classes with Merges. He is a good teacher.


Ken Houghton 04.29.05 at 9:13 am

Matt – not having heard of “Meet Wally Sparks” is a GOOD thing.


dipnut 04.29.05 at 12:33 pm

Personally I despise the hypocritical Isntapundit…

Was that a typo, a bit of cleverness, or were you talking about me?


Barry Freed 04.29.05 at 1:46 pm



It was a bit of cleverness.

Taking a gander at your blog I have to ask if you chose that name to preclude some obnoxious lefty type (moi, perhaps?) from using it to harass the good Perfessor.

As for your primatological research: You may classify me among the bonobos.

That was a fucking great Groucho/Bud Cort story. I hadn’t known about their close connection. It also takes the grand prize for the swallowed-something-unique-and-priceless-and-retrieved-it-post-defecation tale (don’t have my Stith Thompson handy for the folktale type).

With a hey nonny nonny and a ha cha cha!

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